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NZ NAMED AS WORLD'S 5TH FASTEST GROWING PROPERTY MARKET

Wednesday September 16th, 2015

New Zealand has the world's fifth fastest rising house prices.

The Knight Frank Global House Price Index released today ranked the country only behind Hong Kong, Turkey, Estonia and Luxembourg for annual house price rises.

New Zealand house prices were listed as rising 10.9 per cent annually, well below Hong Kong's 20.7 per cent rise.

New Zealand also ranked ahead of Hungary, Norway, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Germany, Denmark and South Africa where prices have also risen steeply lately.

The index tracked house price changes in 56 "mainstream residential markets" and said Hong Kong continued to defy policymakers' cooling measures due to its prices up 20.7 per cent year-on-year.

Knight Frank Global House Price Index

Rank Country 12-month change
1 Hong Kong* 20.7%
2 Turkey 18.5%
3 Estonia 13.4%
4 Luxembourg 13.2%
5 New Zealand 10.9%
6 Ireland 10.7%
7 Sweden 8.8%
8 Iceland 7.8%
9 Colombia 7.2%
10 Australia 6.9%

[Source: Knight Frank Global House Price Index]

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